1961 Gibson ES-335 Hollowbody Guitar-Sunburst-Incredible Original Condition



1961 Gibson ES-335 Hollowbody Guitar-Sunburst-Incredible Original Condition.



Roadhouse USA:

1961 Gibson ES-335 Hollowbody Guitar in Sunburst.

Simply the best vintage ES335 you are likely to find. Anywhere.

This is literally as good as it gets.

Incredibly clean and 100% original. With the exception of the previous owner’s name written on the inside label, the guitar remains completely original with no modifications.

It plays as good as it looks and if you are reading this, you probably know how the original PAFs sound. The factory solder is still on the covers. Find another vintage ES that can boast that!

It even has the added provenance of the engraved truss rod cover. These were available from Gibson during this time period, but the original owner had to send away to have it done and then Gibson would send the engraved truss rod cover a few months later. It was rather expensive for that time period, so very, very seldom will you see a guitar that actually has that truss rod cover as a bonus. Very cool, very rare to find.

This guitar was purchased from Carter Vintage and has a signed letter from The Man, Walter Carter himself as additional certification to accompany this incredible piece.

Collector owned, it has been properly stored and not played.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you are a Gibson collector, you won’t find a better example. This is the real deal.

Guitar will be shipped overnight depending upon your location, via Fed Ex.

Payment by bank wire transfer only and a 48-hour approval period will be given.



  • Model: ES-335TD
  • Year: 1961
  • Finish: sunburst/ nitro
  • Body Material: Maple
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany/ Brazilian Rosewood
  • Pickup Impedence: 9.72K neck 7.72K bridge
  • Radius:12″
  • Weight: 7.8 lbs
  • Scale length: 24 3/4″
  • Nut width: 1 11/16″ 1.67″
  • Neck profile: thin C
  • Neck Thickness: 1st .81″ 12th .86″
  • Electronics: all original/ PAF pickups ( factory solder on covers)
  • Case: Original hard case